About Me

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Oxford Robotics Institute (ORI), working on robotics and machine learning with Ioannis Havoutis and Ingmar Posner. My current research interests span the theory and application of meta-learning, robotic control and perception. I am a member of the ORI Robocup team, where I lead the people and object recognition subteam. I am also a member of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Autonomous Intelligent Machines & Systems and a Clarendon Scholar.

Originally from Taiwan, I made my first courageous step at the age of seventeen to study maths and physics in France, against my parents’ will. It is my deep belief that mathematics is the secret to understanding the world. I dream of becoming a mathematician, a scientist, a pilot, and an astronaut. When I am not in the lab, I am flying gliders, organising gliding expeditions with Oxford University Gliding Club or promoting gender equality in science and technology.

Publications

Past Projects

Experience

Education

2017-2021: Ph.D. in Robotics and Machine Learning, in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Autonomous Intelligent
Machines & Systems, in the department of Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.
2016-2017: MSc degree in Data Science, in the department of Applied Mathematics of École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France.
Diplôme d'ingénieur (French engineering degree, equivalent to an MSc degree), Télécom ParisTech, Paris.
2013-2016: Diplôme d'ingénieur, École Polytechnique.
2011-2013: Preparatory program leading to the Grandes Écoles entrance exams, Lycée Louis le Grand, Paris.
Until 2011: Secondary education in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Work Experience

Apr. 2017 - Sep. 2017: Software Engineering Intern, Google Assistant, Google Inc., Zurich, Switzerland.
Mar. 2016 - Sep. 2016: Software Engineering Intern, Google Inc., London, United Kingdom.
Jun. 2015 - Aug. 2015: Summer Engineering Intern, Zodiac Aérospace, Rouen, France.
Jul. 2012 - Aug. 2012: Academia Sinica Summer Research Program, Department of Mathematics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Personal Activities

I co-founded the mathematics society "X-Poincaré" at École Polytechnique. We organised a series of fun competitions, consisting of solving maths riddles while jogging. Our goal is to share our excitement in math with others! At Oxford, I am a mentoring co-ordinator in OxFEST (Oxford Females in Engineering, Science and Technology), which means I help run the mentoring scheme. We provide our members the support of a more experienced individual. I am also the researcher representative of OxWoCS (Oxford Women in Computer Science), where my role is to organise socials for female researchers so we get to know each other better.

I am a licensed glider pilot ( social media) and I served as the captain of Oxford University Gliding Club. We fly at Bicester Gliding Centre, where I also volunteer as a ground crew member once every four weeks. You will most likely find me launching gliders, driving buggies and introducing new members to gliding! I am also a CMAS 2 star scuba-diver (equivalent to PADI rescue diver).